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The Beach at & near the Cottage

Aerial of Providence Bay sand beach, near BBay's beach house cabin vacation rental cottage on Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada
Providence Bay has the largest sand beach on Manitoulin; more than 1.5 km. long.  This is just 2 km. from the BBay cottage.
This is an aerial photo of  Providence Bay showing the large sand public beach, the children's beach playground equipment, the Interpretation Centre building, the Boardwalk along the edge of the Bay, the Mindemoya River, and looking North up the main street of Providence Bay

On the right side of the photo,  the beach is interrupted by the Mindemoya River.  This river is about 1 to 3 ft. deep where it enters Lake Huron, but is usually 5 degrees warmer. This makes an excellent area for small children to play in the water and stay warmer.

Mindemoya River is a salmon stream, and makes for excellent fishing.
Sand castle fun near BBay's beach house cabin vacation rental cottage on Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada
Close-up on the sandy beach and Providence Bay.  The entire bay is 100% sand; fine and clean.

The water slowly gets deeper as you go out; avoiding any sudden drop-off.

Providence Bay has one of the safest beaches for small children.

Consistently clean, purely Canadian water.

Young beach frisbe throwers, near BBay's at beach house cabin vacation rental cottage on Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada
The public beach in town has the largest sand beach on Manitoulin Island (over 1.5 km. long).  The protected waters in the Bay can get quite warm in summer.

The beach at Providence Bay is similar to Canaterra Park in Sarnia, the Pinery, or Wasaga Beach, etc.

Here, we are looking South onto Providence Bay (just 2 km East of Black's Bay).

Young sand castle builder at Providence Bay Beach, near BBay's beach house cabin vacation rental cottage on Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada
Looking North on the public beach at Providence Bay (2 km. East of Black's Bay), we find a future structural engineer contemplating the angle of repose for wet sand as a castle construction material.

The rear part of the beach has large sand dunes similar to Pinery Provincial Park.

There is a boardwalk from town all along the shore, almost as far as the marina at the far end of the bay.
 

Beach jungle gym at Providence bay, near BBay's beach house cabin vacation rental cottage on Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada
Looking South over Providence Bay, we can see the young swingers enjoying the public beach playground equipment.

The Town public beach enjoys the best part of Providence Bay.

There is a full set of swings, climbers, and a Nature Interpretation Centre at the start of the boardwalk.

Lake Huron waterfront view from 2nd Floor deck at beach house cabin vacation rental on Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada
View of the Lake Huron waterfront from the 2nd floor deck of the cottage.  With a good pair of binoculars, you can see the sportsmen pulling their salmon on-board.

The water starts shallow, then gets deep very slowly, so it's ideal for young children.

The second floor deck is a great place for a quiet sit while staying in tune with the outdoor action.

There are two patio chairs and a small table here; an excellent place to have your morning coffee.
BBay's waterfront at beach house cabin vacation rental on Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada Click on the picture for a full-sized view of BBay's waterfront, as seen from the roof of the cottage.

Everything you see here is private beach for your exclusive enjoyment during your stay at BBay's waterfront cottage.

Sunset at BBay's beach house cabin vacation rental on Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada
The beach at Black's Bay during sunset, looking South-West.

You can just barely see the 45 ft. tower for the wind generator (vertical, thin black line from ground into the clouds).

Waterfront seen through trees at beach house cabin vacation rental on Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada View of BBay's beach from the cottage's deck, looking through the trees.
Sunset at BBay, looking West at beach house cabin vacation rental on Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada
Picture was taken from the East side of Black's Bay, looking due West at the summer sunset.

You had full peace & quiet; all alone on this beach for as far as you can see (2 km. to the West, 4 km. to the East, along the shore).

The only action was a family of loons swimming by.

That's what we call private.

Along the shore, 2 km. to the East (at the town of Providence Bay), there is a sandy beach with a few hundred people sunning & swimming (if you want crowds).

Beach through trees at BBay's beach house cabin vacation rental on Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada
Looking Due South at Beach and Lake Huron (one of the Great Lakes between Michigan USA and Ontario Canada.  We have over 2300 feet of private beach here.
Composite panoramic view of BBay's beach at beach house cabin vacation rental cottage on Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada
Composite of 3 pictures to give panoramic view of BBay's waterfront.

Click on the image to see the whole view in full size, living colour

You have a full 2,300 ft. of shoreline (about 1,500 ft. of it is shown here) to enjoy and explore in privacy. Panoramic composite picture of BBay's beach.

This shows the flat limestone alvars (rare ecosystem recognized by UN Biosphere), and all types of rocks (volcanic, sedimentary, metamorphic, conglomerates, etc.) with numerous fossils to be found.

Shore fishing at beach house cabin vacation rental cottage on Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada
Looking Southwest at the waterfront on Lake Huron from Black's Bay.  The very gentle slope eases parent's minds about youngster trying out new swimming or fishing skills, safely near the shore.

Yes, you can see the bottom in this water.  It's that clean.

In town, at the Government dock, the water is approx. 25 ft. deep.  You can watch the fish swimming by & see the bottom, even there.

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